Competitive Box Out – Basketball Rebounding Game

This fun youth basketball rebounding drill is called “Competitive Box Out”.

A challenging basketball game for kids to help them develop and improve the boxing out technique and positional footwork needed for rebounding.

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Competitive Box Out…

Basketball Skill Acquisition

Offensive Skills:

  • Decision Making
  • Situational Awareness and Reads
  • Creating Legal Contact
  • Effort

Defensive skills:

  • Body Positioning
  • Stance
  • Defensive Reaction
  • Decision Making
  • Creating Legal Contact
  • Effort

Basketball Drill Purpose

A simple play based approach to learning the skills and effort required to keep somone on your back to win a rebound. Played against a clock this rebounding game will challenge both participants helping them learn to play through contact, read situations and react. Allows coaches to instruct box out techniques, creating initial contact, stance and footwork.

Basketball Equipment Needed

Players pair up, one is boxing out, the other trying to get the ball
1 basketball ball
Playing area aprroximately 5ft x 5ft

How To Play (Watch video)


The game may be played at all levels. Remember to compete and make it a best of 3 or 5 series. You may have winners play winners and losers play losers. You can mix up sizes of players, or ability. Remember to give a fitness based penalty to the loser of each round.

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Disclaimer: Basketball, like many sports, may result in serious injury or even death. Drills and ideas contained in OzSwoosh videos are demonstrations only. Coaches and players re-enacting the drills, or following advice, do so at their own risk. Also, children should always play under the supervision of a responsible adult.

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